Articles from ‘September 2018’ Issue

ARTful Happenings September 2018


August 31-September 29
Bruno David Gallery; 7513 Forsyth Blvd.; for info, call 314-696-2377 or visit www.brunodavidgallery.com.

Through October 21
Craft Alliance Center for Art & Design; 501 N. Grand; for info, call 314-725-1177 or visit […]

ArtFul Living

St. Louis Area Fine Arts, Crafts & Performing Arts
Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Arts Editor

September signals the start of fall and the opening of autumn art exhibitions and performances. The perfect way to get back into the ARTful swing of things!!

Hats serve as an avenue to explore black history and identity in Crowns, a play by Regina […]

Balancing The Brain For Better Health

By Dr. Amy Davis, MD

What if there was a safe, non-invasive system that could improve conditions like ADD, Anxiety, Depression and Chronic Pain for good and even eliminate the need for medications?

Neurofeedback is a non-drug approach that can improve your quality of life dramatically. Imagine getting better sleep, improving memory, having more energy or being more alert and focused? Neurofeedback can do all of this and more!

What does Neurofeedback […]

Best Pets For College

By Dr. Doug Pernikoff, DVM

Our kids are preparing for college right about now, and for those newbies entering freshman dorms, or elder classmen or women planning life in an apartment or even a rental home, pets are always a consideration. Why not? We all love our family pets, and they provide us a genuine sense […]

Coalition Report

By Rae Miller,
Local Food Coordinator
Missouri Coalition for the Environment

We Love LAMP!

I just came back from the Pacific Northwest where I was attending a conference of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Members of the coalition come from around the country and include environmental organizations like ours as well as traditional farming groups. Together, we advocate […]

Earthworms’ Castings

With Jean Ponzi


This year, on my actual mid-summer birthday, our place burst into leggy pink trumpeting bloom.

Every time I see these plants I cheer SURPIIIISE!!! Yes, each time. Just ask my mate.
These are towering members of the Allium family, a clan of many first cousins to garlic and onions. They have popped up all over […]

Healing Your Brain Issues

By TJ Williams, DC, PhD

Many people are surprised to learn that a large number of our patients come in with so-called “brain” issues, including everything from ADHD to depression to PTSD and more. We also frequently have patients who come in for other problems but, once starting treatment with us, find that their mental, emotional, […]

Healthy Planet Guide To Resale Shops

Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique
St. Louis’ premiere designer clothing consignment store centrally located in the heart of St. Louis County.  We offer coveted designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada, Chanel, Diane von Furstenberg, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch and more.  Recognized as: Best Place to Get a Deal on Dior – Alive Magazine
“We Heart STL Best of […]

Healthy Planet Happenings

September 4
Weekly Mastery of Consciousness Class
7:30 PM until 10:30 PM. September 4th is the Registration night for our main course of study. This class will meet every Monday night at the School of Metaphysics branch in Maplewood. We will learn about the 3 Crown Jewels of Consciousness: Concentration, Meditation and Visualization as well as […]

Irresistible Community Builders, LLC presents Drawdown Community: Mission, Mandate and Measures

By Tom Braford

When campaigns prove to be hugely popular or surprisingly successful in the face of powerful opposition, they are said to have a mandate to be consistent in fulfilling on the mission that they have laid out.

At Arizmendi and CoLibri Ecovillages, our mission is to bring abundance to St. Louis, civilization and the planet […]

Live A Life Of Vitality, Health and Wholeness

By Dr. Gail Cloud

As a Chiropractor, astrologer, and family systems facilitator, I have a lot of tools in my toolbox to guide my clients and patients towards living lives of vitality, health and wholeness.

As a chiropractor, I act as an interpreter, so my patients can listen to, understand and integrate what their bodies are saying […]

Natural Living Expo Sept. 30

Expo Now Includes Speaker Series

Natural Living Expo Sept. 30
Expo Now Includes Speaker Series

The Healthy Planet magazine invites everyone to come celebrate early autumn at its 36th Natural Living Expo, Sunday, September 30, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Webster Groves Recreation Center, 33 East Glendale Road in Webster Groves.

The first 400 visitors to the […]

Nature Wisdom

With Pat Tuholske, Naturalist

Treasure in the Ruins

I am working with friends removing some five panel doors in our 1904 house before demolition begins. We are trying to close the door to take the hinges off but the sagging ceiling is in the way. We pull on the ceiling, get the door closed, and debris begins […]

Parasites and Meat Allergy: Collusion of Tick Bites and Mysterious Altered Immune Response

By Simon Yu, MD

Allergy to red meat is rare, but the incidence is rising, recognized by astute allergists. If you have an allergy, your immune system overreacts to an allergen by producing antibodies called Immunoglobulin E (IgE). A recent journal article on meat allergy by Wilson et al. (PubMed 2017) suggests unexpected IgE-mediated delayed-hypersensitivity […]

Publisher’s Corner: Answering The Call Of The Wild

Light morning rain begins to fall as a Gray Jay rustles in the trees just above us. The mountains cast a blue gray reflection on Sprague Lake, 8690 feet above sea level in Rocky Mountain National Park. The hike around the lake is an easy trek and the views are spectacular. My sister Jill and […]

Put The Right Tree In the Right Place

By the Missouri Department of Conservation

Fall is a great time to plant a tree. There’s less chance of drought or sun scorch harming newly-planted trees, and the cooler temperatures encourage new root growth. As long as the hottest days of summer are gone and the ground isn’t frozen, you can still plant trees.

Before you dig, […]

Seven Reasons to Consider Regenerative Therapies in Lieu of Surgery

After suffering a debilitating shoulder injury, Jim Seidel, 57, initially thought he had just two options: living with the chronic pain brought on by the injury or undergoing major orthopedic surgery. Continuing on with the pain was out of the question, but Seidel was concerned about the risks associated with surgery and the recovery time […]

Stem Cell Therapy is The New Breakthrough in Medicine

By Dr. Raj Banerjee

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When you have pain in your back, hips, shoulders and knees you cannot get a good nights sleep, and can miss out on so many things that life has to offer, like playing with your grandkids, taking a walk on the beach […]

Sustainable Innovation in Water Management and Quality

By Eva Klein, USGBC-Missouri
Gateway Chapter Intern

From region to region across the U.S., and worldwide, issues surrounding water use, water infrastructure, and water quality are prevalent and varied. Communities large and small within the Mississippi River Basin confront issues of water abundance and flooding while other parts of the U.S. face water scarcity and drought. The St. […]

Ten Telltale Signs that You or Your Child Has Allergies and Not a Cold

By Dr. Ian Wahl

With the start of school, so starts the season for colds.

Do you have children? Are you a teacher? Can you tell the difference between whether you or a child has a cold or an allergy?

The symptoms of sinus allergies are very similar to cold symptoms – runny nose, watery eyes, cough, nasal […]

The Art of Relating: Happiness Begins and Ends With You

Christine Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

Just about everyone has heard the saying, “No one can make you happy but you”. We hear these sorts of platitudes so often, that they seem to go in one ear and out the other. It’s as if the idea is so simple, that we can’t believe it is really the […]

The Sweet Relief of September

By Linda Wiggen Kraft

The roaring heat of summer sends its last hot breaths into the early September garden only to retreat as cooler air and shorter days bring the return of a garden’s freshness. This freshness is not like the new innocence of a spring bloom and planting. September gardens have a deeper fresh. They […]

Unlock The Mysteries of Cheesemaking

Comprehensive two-volume set offers clear directions and photos, teaches traditional and professional methods of making the finest artisan cheese

Cheesemaking has quickly become one of the most popular hobbies in North America, yet many individuals spend a lot of time and money struggling to get good, consistent results.

Enter Merryl Winstein, cheesemaking consultant and educator. In her […]

Why Your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Is Trying To Heal You

By Jamila Owens-Todd,
Naturopathic Doctor at MINT
Owner of RootBerryLeaf.com

I love discussing the beauty of the body and how it is always conspiring to heal you. We know that we have an innate immune function that heals us. The inflammatory response is also there, to create healing in an acute phase of imbalance. Nerves and cells have […]